Dust Bath - Show and Tell

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CalgaryFarmer, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is mine. I found some dirt under a deck and used 1/4 inch hardwire to strain out the bigger pieces. The dirt was dry making it ideal. The dirt bath is under a covered area so ideally it will stay dry.

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    The box is made out of 1x6 cedar. I think the box is 20 inches by 24 inches or so.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Super formal, lol - it's an area of the horse pasture where the vegetation is gone and we've worked the dirt up for them.
     
  3. mamascarlett

    mamascarlett Out Of The Brooder

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    Interested to get more info on dust baths. Is it crucial that they have this? After reading a few posts I was thinking of a small plastic tub, with half sand half food grade DE.
     
  4. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure how it works. They love it. I think the mites stick to the dirt and fall off with the dirt. Someone else will have a better explanation.
     

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